Package file is invalid error on Google Play Store: How to fix

When you trying to downloading or installing app in your device from play store and seen message “Package file is invalid” error on play store. Many users are facing this play store error when installing app or updating app via Wi-Fi. Some of the users also fix Package file is invalid error on Google Play using Hideman VPN app or Wi-Fi settings.

This play store error issue resolves to try uninstalling updates of Google Play store in your android phone or tablet device. Try below given possible solutions to fix Package file is invalid error on Google Play store.


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4 methods to fix Package file is invalid error on Google Play Store

Package file is invalid error on Google Play

1st Way: Uninstall Google play store update

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Tap “Apps” under device

Step 3: Tap “Google play store

Step 4: Touch “More

Uninstall update of Google play store to fix error package file is invalid

Step 5: Tap “Uninstall updates” & press “OK

Now try to downloading or updating apps from Google play store.

2nd Way: Clear the cache and data Google Play Store

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Tap “Apps”, under device

Step 3: Scroll down until see Google Play Store and tap it

Step 4: Touch “Storage

Clear the cache & data in android 7.0  nougat phone

Step 5: Tap “Clear cache

Clear the cache of Google play services in android:

Settings > Device > Apps > Google Play Services > Storage > Clear cache

3rd Way: Remove your Google account

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Under Personal menu, tap “Accounts

Step 3: Touch “Google

Step 4: Tap “More

Remove your Google account to fix play store error

Step 5: Tap “Remove account

Step 6: Again tap “Remove account

4th Way: Use Hideman VPN app

Step 1: Download Hideman VPN app from play store and install it

Step 2: Open app & connect with VPN server

You can view list of county, select it from list and connect with VPN server.

Step 3: Open Play store and download any app

I hope above given methods fix Package file is invalid error on Google Play store. If not work then reset app preferences using below settings in your android nougat 7.0 device.

How to Reset app preferences in nougat 7.0 device

Settings > Device > Apps > More > Reset app preferences > Reset apps

For android Marshmallow 6.0 & lollipop 5.1.1 device:

Settings > Applications > Application manager > More > Reset app preferences > Reset

If not fix Google Play store error Package file is invalid then wipe cache partition in your android phone or tablet devices.

You can also see this type of other errors such as package file is invalid WhatsApp, package file is invalid bluestacks Instagram and more. To fix this WhatsApp or Instagram error in your device tries below methods.

  1. Update WhatsApp or Instagram // Uninstall updates of WhatsApp or Instagram
  2. Clear the cache & data of WhatsApp / Instagram
  3. Uninstall WhatsApp or Instagram

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